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SHIATSU

 



Therapist

 

Hannah Taylor  

 

Explain briefly about the Therapy

 

What is Shiatsu?


Shiatsu is a traditional hands-on healing therapy which originated in the Orient. It can help in a wide range of conditions- from specific injuries to more general symptoms of poor health. Shiatsu is a deeply relaxing experience and regular shiatsu sessions help to prevent the build up of stress in our daily lives.


Background to Shiatsu


The philosophy underlying Shiatsu is that vital energy (known as Qi) flows throughout the body in a series of channels called meridians. For many different reasons Qi can stop flowing freely and this then produces a symptom.

 

Hannah will consider your state of health, the symptoms you are experiencing and, depending on your constitution and general energy levels, will use a variety of techniques to improve your energy flow. These may include gentle holding, pressing with palms, thumbs, fingers, elbows, knees and feet on the meridians and, when appropriate, more dynamic rotations and stretches.

As the quality of Qi changes, the symptoms associated with a lack of flow will gradually improve. Shiatsu is a therapy that works on the individual as a complete being - not just the physical body but also on an emotional and/or mental level.

What to expect at the appointment

Each session lasts approximately one hour. The first session may be slightly longer since Hannah will take a detailed case history to develop a complete picture of your health according to the principles of oriental medicine.

 

The session takes place on a padded mat or futon at floor level, although it is possible to receive Shiatsu sitting on a chair if you are unable to lie down. The client stays fully clothed. Following a treatment, there can be a feeling of increased vitality and you may feel invigorated yet relaxed.


Guidelines for receiving Shiatsu

Please bring or wear loose, comfortable clothing, preferably cotton, e.g. sweatshirt, tracksuit trousers and clean socks. Do not eat heavily in the two hours prior to treatment.  Do not drink alcohol before or after treatment.  After treatment drink plenty of water to smooth the flow of changes through the system.  If at all possible avoid strenuous or stressful activities after your session.

 

How many sessions should the client need before they see a result

 

This will depend on the individual needs of the client.  Hannah will discuss this with you at your initial consultation.

 

What can the Therapy help

 

The following have shown to be some of the benefits of Shiatsu:

 

·          It relaxes mind and body

·          It restores and balances energy

·          It eases tension and stiffness

·          It improves posture

·          It improves circulation

·          It enhances well being


Common conditions which have been helped by Shiatsu:

·    Back pain
·    Sports injuries
·    Headaches and migraines
·    Neck stiffness and whiplash injuries
·    Joint pain and reduced mobility
·    Menstrual problems
·    Digestive problems
·    Asthmatic symptoms
·    Depression
·    Sleep problems

Who would benefit from this type of therapy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal recommendation/s from previous client/s

 

Thank you so much for this morning.  I should be tired but I feel great!  

Liz M


Hannah offers a spiritual warmth and understanding with freedom to talk freely and know my privacy is respected. Her medical knowledge coupled with her shiatsu training and understanding always leaves me peaceful, relaxed and free of pain and discomfort.                                                     

Chris M.

 

I have had many different healing therapies over the years and have found Hannah to be an outstanding shiatsu/healing practitioner. Her quality of presence, and the ability to “hold” a strong and safe space show me she has done a great deal of work on her own personal development. Her shiatsu is wonderful; sensitive, powerful and with the ability to know exactly where to work. I highly recommend Hannah and her work.                            

Rev Sarah Cox  -  Founder and Teacher of the Satvik Training School.

 

Calming and supportive. Your healing work has given me time to reflect and provided helpful insight into my life.         

Pete M.

 

Before I met Hannah I had no idea what was involved in shiatsu and Holistic Healing. The best way to discover is to meet Hannah, probably as I did, at one of her Relaxation Days. I have known Hannah for about 18 months and have complete trust in her and what she does.                               

Kathryn M.

 

I’m 62 years old and have been a client of Hannah’s for 2 and a half years. The stress and strains don’t get any less just because we live in the country. Shiatsu is my answer to maintaining the equilibrium.                                           

Alan M.

 

I come away from a session with Hannah with relief of arthritic pain and the emotions which often accompany pain and sleep deprivation.I leave feeling lighter, fresher, re-energized and better able to deal successfully with the “now”.Visiting Hannah is always a soothing experience and a new beginning.                                                              

Denise S.

 

Hannah is a very professional lady and has given me a lot of confidence in myself. Also awareness of my mind, spirit and body.  She has shown me relaxation skills I can use when appropriate. I feel I am a much better person for knowing and receiving inspiration from Hannah.                                             Yvonne R.

 

Links

 

www.shiatsusociety.org


www.shiatsuhealingsomerset.co.uk



Some text courtesy of The Shiatsu Society

 

Hannah Taylor